I see a lot of interesting info about the BLA and I thought I would share this…
After the social upheavals of the 1960s failed to trigger the vast systemic changes many protesters sought, the early 1970s saw a number of militant groups form secoret underground cells that pledged to use violence in an attempt to fight for civil rights, end the Vietnam War and, in the minds of the hard core, trigger a violent revolution in the streets of America.
While groups like the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army and the Symbionese Liberation Army were vehemently anti-war, their core motivation was rallying the black community toward open revolt. It was a time when police brutality was rampant—far worse than today, by most measures—and white police officers rarely were prosecuted when they killed black civilians. The underground groups of the ‘70s thus made police their first and most frequent targets. The Weather Underground did so with bombs, until one went off accidentally, killing three of its members, leading the group to disavow murderous violence.
Y’all. This might be the best interview we’ve ever done. Not bragging. Just facts. The Big OG. Mr. No-No-No Dikembe Mutombo rolls up on Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Continue reading →
Civilized people don’t need police aka overseers… they only exist to protect the property of the rich and to be race soldiers…
Atlanta, GA — The arrest and murder of George Floyd last month set off one of the largest protests in American history. Unfortunately, they were not all peaceful and many places saw rioting and destruction as many communities found themselves unable to contain their rage. Atlanta, Georgia was one of these places. After the protests began to subside, however, something quite telling began to happen in the city. Crime dropped dramatically. Continue reading →
After all the hubbub about the Watchmen series premiere and it’s depiction of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre, I figured folks needed to know it and Rosewood were not isolated events….
Atlanta Race Riot (1906)
When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class. Increasing tensions between Black wage-workers and the white elite began to grow and ill-feelings were further exacerbated when Blacks gained more civil rights, including the right to vote. Continue reading →
Imagine if the Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, and GDs became organizations that empowered Black and brown youth to focus on self-improvement, entrepreneurship, and education. With a goal of building instead of destroying. It’s not too late for gangs to turn crime into legit commerce. NASCAR began due to liquor bootleggers who built fast cars to escape police. Crime is embedded in the fabric of America. A new approach for gangs would save and empower millions in the community. Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues with the help of people such as Chief Sundiata Keita Kamara. Continue reading →
Social activists and family members are outraged after charges were dropped against a fired White Atlanta cop who shot an unarmed Black suspect in the head.
The tragic death of Deravis Caine Rogers, 22, came at the hands of James R. Burns, who was working off-duty as a courtesy officer at an Atlanta apartment complex. At the time, there were a string of car break-ins in the area, and frustrated residents were on guard against thieves. Someone reported Rogers as a suspicious person in the area and called the police. When police backup arrived, Burns was one of the responding officers. Continue reading →
A group offering itself as an alternative to the National Rifle Association and focusing on training African Americans in the proper use of guns says it has seen a spike in its membership, particularly since the election of Donald Trump. Continue reading →